Star Noir Tallow Shaving Soap
What does it smell of? Star Noir is a scent inspired by our love of British music icon, David Bowie. It politely nods its cap to one of his favourite scents which was 'Minotaure' by Paloma Picasso.
The final version is an enigmatic and bohemian blend that opens with notes of jasmine absolute, clary sage, bergamot and coriander. Anchoring the scent are layers of amber, musk, sandalwood, ylang ylang, benzoin and patchouli. It is a shape shifting fragrance that dries down to a stubborn and powdery finish.
Attention to detail: Our enterprise is an intimate family operation where we focus on the detail, quality and aesthetic of our products and we focus on you, our customer. These are carefully meted out recipes that are made one batch at a time and added to the just made soap. N.b. Our soap is a thirsty beast. For a better understanding please take a moment and watch my guide on how to lather our soap.
Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Potassium Safflower Seedate, Potassium Lanolate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Allantoin, Tocopherol Acetate, Stearic Acid, Adeps Bovis, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Seed) Oil, Lanolin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Parfum.
Net weight: 115g (4oz), proudly made in Hitchin, England.
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Despite being described as a stubborn, powdery finish the lather is incredible. The scent is on par with Spitfire and the design appears to pay respects to “Labyrinth” by Mark Wallinger; the mazes found in London Underground stations. Nothing but 5 stars!
I really like this. The shaving feel is great and it lathers easily, and the scent is lovely, while more subtle than some, it has a decent longevity lasting well into the evening. It makes wearing a mask for public transport a much more pleasurable experience. Can't attest to it's resemblance to Minotaure as I haven't tried that, but I may splash some cash if it's similar
Bought this soap because I love Paloma Picasso Minotaure EDT and still use it.
Whilst it an excellent performing soap, it bears no resemblance in my opinion to Minotaure. It's not a bad scent but not the magic of Minotaure I was hoping for.
Being a life-long fan of Minotaure I was a little disappointed that the smell wasn't as close as I had hoped. However, it is still a very nice smell and, although initially a bit too sweet and powdery for my taste, it settles down into a very nice fragrance and lasts well. The shaving experience is exceptionally good. Lathers perfectly every time and provides plenty of glide.
Love the fragrance of this great shaving soap!